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Based on 42 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Whenever Roberts is onscreen, Closer freezes and starts to atrophy. And when she's off, tender shoots of life begin to sprout. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Offers a bleak though thought-provoking take on relationships. The challenge for the viewer is in caring enough to become invested in characters who seem hellbent on hurting one another. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Bring Zoloft and a tank of oxygen to Closer, an airless, ultimately joyless drama of sexual politics. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Closer, in the end, lacks a certain heft. The language and the actions of the characters are brutal and devastating. The movie itself, a little too nice. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Despite four very strong performances, Closer is hard emotional work to sit through. It's impossible to empathize with either the viciously insecure Larry or the unscrupulous, childlike Dan. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Determined to be faithful to the strong, often shocking language and in-your-face drama in Marber's mannered writing, Nichols and his actors find no way to lift Closer into a realm that enlightens. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    They are all so very articulate, which is refreshing in a time when literate and evocative speech has been devalued in the movies. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Few directors are more adept at playing with all this anguish and exhilaration than Mike Nichols. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    From Marber's fiercely polished writing, Nichols wrings every drop of acid, yet it's a show of the director's goodness that a movie fundamentally preoccupied with interpersonal ugliness is allowed to end on a convincing note of beauty. show more

  • April 03, 2014 bphillyblaze
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    I actually loved it...excellent acting with plenty of twists. More true to life in many ways than some people may understand or are willing to admit. In a way, I think it's a great date movie. If she's around for a 2nd date, you may just have something! Not for everyone, especially older folks.

  • October 08, 2012 jeffnevar
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    Funny how the only people that have something good to say about this piece of crap are \"critics\" . This is the ********* movie I\'ve seen in 20 years.

  • December 13, 2009 Ms loralilee
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    This movie is so painfully slow and boring that it renders any point being made irrelavent and pointless.

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